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Welcome to Harbortown Rotary
Duluth Harbortown

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Kitchi Gammi Club
831 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
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November 1st was Rotary Foundation Day! We all became Rotarians to make a difference in our community and throughout the world. The Rotary Foundation is the mechanism through which much of this happens. 
If you were not at the November 1st meeting, please let Amber Sadowski know how much you would like to contribute on behalf of new Paul Harris fellows! Our goal is for every Rotarian gives a minimum of $100 per year to the Rotary Foundation - less than $2 per week! You can pay by check, credit card, or set up a recurring payment plan to automatically deduct your contribution. Visit to set this up and learn more about the Foundation. Please make sure to include your personal Rotary ID and the Club ID in your donation. 
Thank you for your contribution to the Rotary Foundation and for making a commitment to making a difference in the world!

A BIG THANK YOU to all the Harbortown Rotarians who braved the weather to help setup for Bentleyville!
We hope to see you all this winter for our next Bentleyville volunteer night.

The Harbortown Rotary Longevity Study Group will meet exactly 3 times.  We will accommodate dates and times such that those who want to participate can participate. 

The key Longevity planning question is this: “How can I make my potential 100+year life the most fulfilling it can be?" (No guarantees of getting to 100, of course.) The result of participating in these sessions is that you will have established a list of goals for flourishing in the Longevity Revolution. As such, you will be well on your way to completing a holistic Personal Longevity Plan for yourself.

The only cost is the cost of the book Join the Longevity Revolution  ($15) and whatever you order for drinks at the Kitchi Gammi Club.
So, if you are interested in participating in this 3-Session Harbortown Rotary Longevity Study Group, please let me know soon. 
Words of wisdom: Don't bet against science. The Human Gnome Project was completed two decades ago. Gene editing, epigentic editing, and removal of senescent cells are the future scientific breakthroughs that await us in the next 10 to 20 years.
"By 2030, 90 will be the new 40." - Dr. Michael Roizen, emeritus chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic, coauthor of The Great Age Reboot: Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger Tomorrow

Brad Jenson
Faciliator, Harbortown Rotary Longevity Study Group

Dear Harbortown Rotarians -
During the October 2023 board meeting, the Harbortown Rotary Board of Directors unanimously voted to increase meal rates from $12 to $15. This is the first increase since 2020 and is in response to the club absorbing the $6,000  difference between actual meal costs and dues collected for meals. Our actual meal cost is around $22 per meal after tax and gratuity are added to our weekly invoice. 
You will see the new meal rates included in your next quarterly invoice, effective July 1, 2023.
Finally, this rate increase will not cover the meal gap entirely by itself. With that said, I will be reaching out to Rule of 85 members separately to discuss further potential changes moving forward.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to call or email me.
Best Regards,
Tony Hansen
Cell: (218) 343-6499
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More than 700,000 people die by suicide each year, according to the World Health Organization. While there is no simple solution, Rotary clubs around the world are supporting the work of mental health providers and taking other actions. In this issue of Rotary magazine, we introduce you to members who have dedicated themselves to this cause, often after suffering their own loss. Then, in our Handbook section, find out how you can be a mental health ally.

Click here to read the November 2023 issue. The link will take you to your digital copy, which you can read using any common web browser.

Also this month, we return to Singapore to explore the 2024 Rotary International Convention city's rich culinary landscape. From street food to ethnic eateries to Michelin-starred restaurants, Singapore's food scene is a celebration if its multicultural identity. Be sure to register for the convention and experience it for yourself. Don't wait; the deadline for the early registration discount is 15 December.

And finally, we catch up with a former Rotary Youth Exchange student now serving as Canada's ambassador to Japan. Looking back on a distinguished career, Ian McKay says it all started with Rotary.

Story By: Etelka Lehoczky 

Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally called for members to capture the world's attention and lead the way toward possibilities far beyond our current expectations.

McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland, revealed the 2023-24 presidential theme, Create Hope in the World, during the Rotary International Assembly in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 9 January. He urged members to promote peace in troubled nations, help those affected by conflict, and maintain the momentum of initiatives begun by past leaders.

"The goal is to restore hope — to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and, in turn, to help us achieve lasting change for ourselves," McInally said at Rotary's annual training event for incoming district governors.

Read the full story on Rotary International's 2023-2024 theme here. 

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Rotary clubs in Brazil stand ‘Together Against Polio’

Rotary members in Brazil launch an informational campaign to promote polio vaccination

Rotary projects around the globe November 2023

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Jamaica, Portugal, Belgium, and Sri Lanka.

The culinary paradise of Singapore

Rotary editor Wen Huang paid an extended visit to the culinary paradise of Singapore, the host of the 2024 Rotary International Convention

Hope in grief

With suicides rising in the U.S., Rotary members who’ve lost loved ones are determined to prevent more deaths. Their first step — talking.

Inside the mind of a writer living with Alzheimer’s

A writer takes readers inside his own mind to witness his struggle with Alzheimer’s, while pleading for better care and a cure.

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